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AEMP University IGNITE: Online and In-person Equipment Management Learning Experience

Wednesday, July 5, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Sharon Anderson Young, MBA
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Enroll Today and Advance Your Equipment Management Career!

Date: October 24-26, 2017
Location: San Antonio Marriott Riverwalk in conjunction with AEMP’s EquipmentSHIFT Conference

Fleet managers understand the value of using the right tools and equipment to get a job done, and sometimes the best option is a combination of several assets. AEMP University IGNITE Learning Lab combines a variety of education tools to create a professional development experience that will charge up your career in heavy equipment fleet management.

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The AEMP Certification Commission developed the Certified Equipment Manager (CEM) and the Certified Equipment Support Professional (CESP) for professionals with five years’ experience or more in equipment management to demonstrate their mastery of the skills needed to be the best in the industry. AEMP University IGNITE is the learning experience designed to support individuals seeking these high-level credentials. By employing a combination of self-study, online learning materials, and a 2.5 day interactive workshop, AEMP University IGNITE offers a powerful mix of learning experiences attendees find valuable to their careers even if they choose to complete their certification later. 

When you register for IGNITE as a CEM or CESP candidate, you’ll immediately receive a copy of AEMP’s Career Equipment Fleet Manager (CEFM) manual. This text in written in practical terms by experienced fleet managers to address real-life situations. You’ll also receive access to online materials through AEMP University, including a practice quiz, study-guide videos, a case study, and a pre-test designed to help you prepare for the in-person portion of IGNITE and your CEM/CESP certification exam. These materials are intended to fit into your busy life, and can be reviewed as many times as you need.

The capstone portion of AEMP University IGNITE is the 2.5 day in-person learning lab, concurrent with AEMP’s fall and spring conferences, led by Jim Schug, CEM of FMI. Jim brings his industry expertise to interactive discussions with your peers in the equipment management industry, combining a dynamic lecture format and peer-to-peer learning through case studies of real situations equipment managers face. End users and suppliers alike benefit from hearing the thoughts and perspectives of notable industry professionals from the AEMP membership. You’ll enjoy breakfast and evening networking events with the AEMP conference, and lunches served in the IGNITE classroom. 

Early registration for IGNITE is highly recommended. By registering early, you’ll have time for adequate study of the manual and online materials. There are 17 primary competencies tested in the CEM and CESP exams. Spending a week studying each of these chapters in the manual and viewing the corresponding courses online will help you prepare to get better results on your exam and a greater overall benefit from the IGNITE program.

IGNITE is NOT a “test-prep course” for the CEM/CESP exams and is not required to complete the CEM or CESP certifications. It is intended to expand upon your own study of the recommended materials and offer the benefit of in-person learning with other equipment fleet professionals.

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The AEMP CEM and CESP exams are offered the morning following the IGNITE learning lab, but candidates may choose to take the exams anytime via computer-based testing at certified exam centers throughout the United States and Canada. For more information, please contact Sharon Young at or (970) 928-3405. 


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